Browsing Posts tagged Jonathon Niese

The New York Mets looked fatigued from their previous two victories in Detroit. Justin Verlander wasn’t even at his best and pitched seven strong innings. A couple of solo homers off the bats of Daniel Murphy and Carlos Beltran were all the runs the Mets offense scored.

 

Beltran and Murphy both homered in Thursday’s matinee.

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The Texas Rangers smacked 3 home runs, and Matt Harrison silenced the Mets’ bats to give Texas the easy win.  The Mets now drop to 37-39 on the season.

The Rangers jumped on the Mets early in this one — Adrian Beltre crushed a 2-run home run off Mike Pelfrey in the bottom of the first (after a Josh Hamilton RBI single) to give Texas a 3-0 lead.  While the game was being played in Arlington (where no lead is safe), and the Rangers’ staff does lead the league in home runs allowed, it was clear that the Mets had an uphill climb against Texas starter Matt Harrison.  Featuring a fastball that consistantly hit the mid-90’s, he allowed just 1 run in his 7 innings of work.

There it goes...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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The Angels’ bats battered Mets starter Jon Niese early to cruise to the win in Sunday’s rubber game.  The loss drops the Mets to 35-37, and it their first series loss since May 27-29 (Phillies).

The difference in the game was the starting pitchers.  Angels starter Tyler Chatwood pitched 7 shutout innings for the win, while Niese gave up 5 runs (4 earned) in only 4 innings of work.  The heavy damage in the game came in the 2nd inning.  With the bases loaded and 2 outs in the inning, Erick Aybar tripled to clear the bases and give the Halos a 4-0 lead.  The Angels plated individual runs in innings 5-7 to push the lead to 7-0.  The Mets then scored 3 runs off the bats of Jose Reyes, Justin Turner, and Carlos Beltran in the 9th to save some face.

The look says it all (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Saturday night. A complete game pitching performance and great hitting gave the Mets the advantage in this one. With the victory, the team is now 35-36 as they look to get back to .500 and win the series tomorrow.

Pelfrey and Beltran slap hands after a win that both of them played a big part in.

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The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Monday night. The offense couldn’t hit a lick to help out their pitcher on the mound. As such, the Mets fall to 32-34 on the season while they continue their road trip to Atlanta.

Turner looking like Tony the Tiger with his pants all dirtied up.

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The New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Thursday night. Strong pitching and clutch hitting were the highlights of the game. The Mets are currently 30-32 this season as they head to Pittsburgh for the weekend.

Murphy is swinging a hot bat these days.

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves in a tough 6-3 loss on Friday night. Jonathon Niese exited the game with the lead only to end up with a no-decision. Atlanta piled on three runs in the top of the 9th versus Francisco Rodriguez to seal a victory.

 

K-Rod not too happy after his second loss of the season.

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The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Sunday afternoon at CitiField. A game that looked like a blowout early on turned into a bullpen mess that the Mets salvaged in the end. Niese’s strong outing earned him his fourth victory of the season while the Mets offense exploded for 17 hits.

You have all the reason to smile, Jose.

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Terrible efforts from the defense and bullpen really put the Mets at a disadvantage all game. Jonathon Niese suffered his fifth loss of the season as the Mets fall to 22-25 on the season.

 

After a game like this, I can only imagine what Freddy Wilpon is going to say next...

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The New York Mets shutout the Washington Nationals 3-0 on a rainy Wednesday night. Justin Turner played the hero, again, driving in two runs in the 6th inning. Jonathon Niese rightfully earned the victory tonight, as the Mets won their 20th of the season.

 

Niese was a stud on the mound tonight.

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